Only through the possibility of choosing between different and flexible workspaces, tools and technologies, employees can find the ideal workplace that can meet the needs of any task at hand.
Starting from this assumption, as part of a continued effort to expand flexible workplace solutions, Herman Miller launches Bound: a collection of flexible and sustainable soundproofing screens that absorb sound, block out visual distractions, promote concentration and stimulate creativity.
A study on the impact of distraction published by the University of California Irvine (Gloria Mark, Daniela Gudith, Ulrich Klocke: The Cost of Interrupted Work: more speed and stress. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2008) found that after an interruption, it can take someone over 23 minutes to refocus.
Bound screens are created to reduce the problem of distraction, creating boundaries of acoustic and visual privacy.
Easily moved or attached to work surfaces, Bound screens both allow for better focus and more collaborative moments, thanks to their pinnable surfaces that facilitate the sharing of ideas.
“We developed Bound to help people create their best work,” said Ben Watson, President, Herman Miller. “In today’s workplace, we cannot always find isolated places for focus, but we can equip workstations with better tools. The Bound Collection is specifically designed to minimize distractions or foster collaboration, depending on employees’ needs.”
To create the Bound collection, the team at Herman Miller partnered with sound specialists to develop a hyper-flexible acoustic screen portfolio, ensuring customers can find the perfect solution for each space and the activities occurring within them.
The collection includes desk, freestanding, and booth options, available in 50mm or 30mm widths.
Whether work-top mounted or freestanding, each screen is soft in form, quiet by function and available in colors that exude an inviting aesthetic. Each Bound screen is created from 60% recycled content and is 99% recyclable at end of life.